Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Waiting Room Chair

I had thought that I would be in a waiting room with other people and I would try sketching them, but instead I was in a little conference room by myself. So I challenged myself to sketch this chair at an odd angle.

Monday, June 20, 2011

21 Days of Gratitude - Day 16

Day 16 - What I Loved As a Child
I'm trying to get caught up in posting. My mom was in the hospital for a couple of weeks, so I haven't gotten much done, but I did manage to squeeze in a little time for myself on a few days. I wasn't able to get to this page until after my class was closed, but I still wanted to do it.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Book Giveaway

Tee of Green Isles Crafts is offering a copy of Cathy (Kate) Johnson's new book, Artist's Journal Workshop.  It promises to be a great book.  Go here to find out how to win this book.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

Harrison Shepherd was born in the United States in 1916.  When he was 12 years old, his Mexican mother left his American father and took him to Mexico.  His mother buys him a notebook and tells him to write down what happened in Mexico, which starts a lifelong habit of keeping a diary.  He works for Diego Rivera, first as a plaster mixer and later as a cook, and befriends Rivera's wife, Frida Kahlo.  He also works for the exiled Leon Trotsky, and later moves to the United States.  I thoroughly enjoyed this historical novel; I found it very well written and got very caught up in the story, especially the later chapters after World War II covering the Red Scare and the House Un-American Activities Committee.  It was my fourth book for the I Want More Book Challenge (other books I've read by Barbara Kingsolver are The Poisonwood Bible and Prodigal Summer).  I rate it 5 out of 5.